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  • Street Asylum

    Street Asylum

    G. Gordon Liddy gets spanked by a dominatrix in this.

  • A Hidden Life

    A Hidden Life

    FEATURE OR BUG: THE MOTION PICTURE

  • The Cotton Club Encore

    The Cotton Club Encore

    ★★★★

    Just can't get my poor self together

    A relatively radical recut doesn't necessarily change the film but definitely clarifies its focus. More musical numbers and less gangster stuff, more blackness and less whiteness, more spontaneity less structure. Whether it's closer to what Coppola wanted to make in the first place is unknowable; there's too much coke and legacy and ambition in the way. But like the majority of his best work it seems strikingly modern, and in this case moreso than ever.

  • Bombshell

    Bombshell

    FOX News is bad!

  • Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice

    Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice

    ★★★

    Feeling more validated than ever in my opinion that her version of "Desperado" is the superior one.

  • The Last Black Man in San Francisco

    The Last Black Man in San Francisco

    ★★★

    I HEARD YOU PAINT OTHER PEOPLES' HOUSES

  • Cat Chaser

    Cat Chaser

    ★★

  • Stick

    Stick

    ★★★½

    Uneven, weirdly paced, often silly Elmore Leonard adaptation that's nevertheless filled with great performances, bizarre shtick, and incredible stunts. Discussed on Episode 24 of The Suspense is Killing Us.

  • The Ipcress File

    The Ipcress File

    ★★★★

    Presented as such though it may have been, this never feels like an answer to Bond but more of a noir story, and I love that the implicit denial of authority isn't just a cheeky character trait but is completely baked in here. And Furie's shot selection is esoteric enough to make you wish he'd actually done a Bond film; so much here is in shadow or a frame in a frame, it's deliberately moddish and continuously surprising.

  • Jake Speed

    Jake Speed

    ★★

    Ok now I remember why I was so disappointed with this as a kid.

  • 1917

    1917

    ★★★

    UNKIRK

    The one-take thing is undeniably very impressive, good job everyone. Also it totally suffocates this, turning surreality and anxiety into monotony.

  • A Rainy Day in New York

    A Rainy Day in New York

    Chalamet's doing the Woody imitation in this one, pretty annoying, the rest is a shrug with a general moral about romantic capriciousness. Who cares.